Project Manager (Caritas Czech Republic)

I. Information about the position

Name of position: Project Manager (PM)

Expected length of employment: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Type of position: Part-time

Place of employment: Chisinau, Moldova (with frequent travelling to Criuleni)

Start date: September 2021

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit organization with field activities in 15 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services program in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a vast number of international and local partners. CCR activities abroad focus on the health and social sectors and on developing livelihood for local populations and education of children and adults.

CCR has been working in Moldova since 2004. It is currently implementing development cooperation projects aimed at developing social and health areas and providing waste management solutions. The strategic objectives of the organization are focused on the following priority intervention sectors: civil society development, inclusive social development and primary healthcare support. CCR in Moldova has also implemented projects supporting social inclusion, children abandoned due to migration, small business, developing agriculture and projects actively involving civil society in decision-making processes in Moldova.

More information on CCR’s work in Moldova can be found on:

III. Project context

“Building a functional and sustainable waste management system in Criuleni” project is to be implemented between September 2021 and August 2022 by Caritas Slovakia and Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova and is financed by the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation.

In order to improve the quality of life and health of the population, the project assists the Criuleni municipality and 2 adjacent villages (Ohrincea and Zolonceni) in developing their waste management system in line with local needs and national legal requirements. The intervention will strengthen the local efforts of relevant stakeholders in building an efficient waste management infrastructure and culture in Criuleni. Specifically, a local waste management strategy together with an action plan will be developed and its implementation facilitated. Subsequently, the capacities of local stakeholders in waste management will be strengthen and necessary infrastructure will be purchased. Emphasis will also be given to actions focusing on biodegradable waste practices – composting and other ways of reuse of organic waste will be promoted. To increase public´s participation in waste recycling activities, several public-raising activities will be conducted.

III. Responsibilities

The PM will work under guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Mission. The main responsibilities will be as follows:

  • responsible for the overall management of the project (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting);
  • coordination with the local stakeholders and other actors related to project implementation;
  • coordination of the project team, experts, preparation and conclusion of contracts;
  • responsible for following all donors and internal guidelines and procedures;
  • ensuring project visibility together with the Project Assistant;
  • carry out sub-deliveries´ management:
  • identify problems that arise during the project implementation and prepare appropriate remedies;
  • ensure transparent and structured keeping of project documents (internal reports, contracts, materials produced by the project, sources of indicators verification etc.) in line with given guidelines.
  • support the mission team in identifying local/national needs in areas relevant to the work of CCR in Moldova and contribute to project proposal writing

IV. Requirements

Minimum

  • University degree
  • Experience in project management of at least 3 years
  • Experience in reporting to institutional donors
  • Proven experience in managing teams
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of and experience with word processors (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and electronic mail
  • Good organizational skills and ability to analyse information
  • Motivation, creativity and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a diverse team, manage stressful situations and achieve results

Desired

  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Background in waste management
  • Experience in project proposal writing

 V. What we offer

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid vacation, social and medical package according to national legislation
  • Stable international organization with a long experience in the field of development cooperation

 VI. How to apply

Qualified candidates may send their applications to the following e-mail address: hrccrmd@gmail.com

The application must include a brief motivation letter, not longer than 1 page, and a maximum 4-page CV or resume.

Please write “Project Manager CCR" in the Subject line. Attachments must be named as following:

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The deadline for submission is 9 August 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications are reviewed on continual basis and a suitable candidate may be hired before the deadline. CCR reserves the right to cancel the selection process at any time.


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